BENEFITING: National Fragile X Foundation
This is our first year participating in the Fragile X Families of Northern VA Fun Walk and we couldn't be more grateful for the group's openness and support during the short time that we have been involved.
I was 8 years old when Kevin was born, and 18 years later much has changed. He has grown up to be a handsome, compassionate, empathetic, goofy, and opinionated, young man, who cares deeply for his family and loved ones. I am soon to embark on a new life journey of my own with my fiancé, Ryan (aka Cecil), and Kevin couldn't be more excited to be gaining a brother-in-law, and a second family.
What hasn't changed in 18 years is his diagnosis, and we will continue to support him, care for him, and most importantly love him throughout all stages of his life, and our lives. We will also continue to advocate for children and families impacted by Fragile X, in hopes that we can contribute to improved treatments, society awareness, and a cure.
-Jessica Troutman (On behalf of the Troutman family & Ryan Kelly)